Boys and dating violence

Dating violence can be emotional, physical, or both.

Some people believe that emotional abuse isn’t as serious as physical abuse, but this isn’t true.

Teen dating violence is as common as domestic violence in adult relationships.

A 2001 study of high school students conducted by Harvard University found that one in five teenage girls had been physically or sexually abused by a dating partner.

It can help us learn communication skills and can help us determine what we are looking for in a partner.

This guide and the dating violence quizzes can help you recognize the signs of dating violence, what to do if you are a victim of violence or you’re behaving in a violent way, learn the differences between a healthy relationship and an abusive relationship, learn what might cause a person to be violent in a relationship, and what to do if you or a friend is experience dating violence.Teen dating violence can be very dangerous - sometimes lethal.Results of teen dating violence and sexual assault include serious physical harm, emotional damage, sexually transmitted disease, unwanted pregnancy, and death.Twenty-one percent of high school girls have been physically or sexually assaulted by someone they dated -- a figure twice as high as previously estimated, a new study shows.Ten percent of high school boys also report having been physically or sexually assaulted by a dating partner, about the same rate reported in earlier surveys, according to a study led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published today in JAMA Pediatrics.FACT: Alcohol and drugs can and do exacerbate violence, but they are NEVER the cause of violence.

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